City of Homer

City announces new fire chief

City announces new fire chief

The City of Homer announced Tuesday that there’s a new fire chief in town, and his name is Mark Kirko. Kirko is taking over as… Continue reading

City announces new fire chief
Water, sewer rates likely to increase for city

Water, sewer rates likely to increase for city

Residents who use Homer water and sewer services will likely see a slight increase to their rates, according to Finance Director Elizabeth Walton. During a… Continue reading

Water, sewer rates likely to increase for city
Homer City Manager Katie Koester, left, watches Homer Mayor Ken Castner sign a $4.1 million bond to fund construction of the new Homer Police Station at Homer City Hall on April 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

City officials sign new $4.1 million bond for Homer police station

City of Homer officials last week signed bond documents to complete financing for the new Homer Police Station. It comes in at $900,000 less than… Continue reading

Homer City Manager Katie Koester, left, watches Homer Mayor Ken Castner sign a $4.1 million bond to fund construction of the new Homer Police Station at Homer City Hall on April 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photograph taken April 23, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. In 2014 the Homer Advisory Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for the porch to be in a 20-foot setback, a decision citizen activist Frank Griswold attempted to appeal before the Homer Board of Adjustment. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Supreme Court finds local resident has standing in zoning case

A Homer citizen activist has prevailed in an Alaska Supreme Court case asserting he has standing to appeal a 2014 Homer Advisory Planning Commission decision.… Continue reading

The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photograph taken April 23, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. In 2014 the Homer Advisory Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for the porch to be in a 20-foot setback, a decision citizen activist Frank Griswold attempted to appeal before the Homer Board of Adjustment. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Council votes to extend water service to Kachemak City lot

Council votes to extend water service to Kachemak City lot

Mayor Ken Castner on Tuesday night broke his campaign promise that he would not vote to break a tie on the Homer City Council. Castner… Continue reading

Council votes to extend water service to Kachemak City lot
Mayor Ken Castner addresses a crowd of people at a Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting during a “State of the City” address at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mayor, city manager give update on city

Things outside Homer don’t look great, but the city will continue to weather the storm well. That’s according to Mayor Ken Castner and City Manager… Continue reading

Mayor Ken Castner addresses a crowd of people at a Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting during a “State of the City” address at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local groups celebrate new park equipment with winter time bash

To celebrate an upcoming project, three local entities hosted a free ice skating party last week on the temperamental Beluga Lake. The weather and the… Continue reading

Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Anchor Point to Homer trunk line surcharge balloons

Anchor Point to Homer trunk line surcharge balloons

The lower Kenai Peninsula’s deal to help pay for a natural gas distribution line from Anchor Point to Homer could cost gas users more than… Continue reading

Anchor Point to Homer trunk line surcharge balloons
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